(Chung Hsüan). Born A.D. 177; died 217. Chinese poet.
Wang Ts’an belonged to the poetic group called The Seven Men of the Chien-an Period. He descended from an aristocratic family. Because of internecine wars, he lived far from his native land for a long time. Wang Ts’an’s poems reveal the yearning of an exile, love for his homeland, and hopes for return (I Ascended the Tower, Seven Sorrows, and others). He wrote the narrative poem Song to the Temple and many short poems (only 26 poems have survived to our time), in which the pentasyllabic line was developed. Wang Ts’an’s work influenced many poets, especially Ts’ao Chih.
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In Antologiia kitaiskoipoezii, [vol.] 1. Moscow, 1957.